• Melissa Layton is a custom maternity, newborn, baby, children and family photographer located in Harleysville, Pennsylvania and serves both Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the surrounding areas including Lansdale, Skippack, Pottstown, Hatfield and beyond. Her residential studio is located just one mile off the Lansdale exit on the Pennsylvania turnpike.

Rohan, 11 months old | Harleysville PA Child Photographer

Rohan is just the cutest little ball of energy! This little 11-month-old ball of energy was certainly a mover—we chased him all over the studio. It’s definitely always exciting to have these little “movers” in the studio. We all got a great workout that day;)

All that sweat was totally worth it, though. He gave us some great smiles and expressions, and he hammed it up for us with smiles and clapping. He was very entertaining!

I’m very partial to the standing images with his vest—what a handsome little devil! I love how his eyes look so rich underneath that spiky hair.:)I’m in love! I was also very excited to use my airplane to try to contain this little mover (it worked!) Mom also brought a great Hawaiian shirt to give a nod to Rohan’s heritage.

Thanks so much, Mom and Dad, for bringing this adorable little mover to me. I was glad for the workout—and look forward to more!

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Thank you so much to Rohan’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Harleysville PA Child Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Madeline, 6 months old | Phoenixville PA Child Photography

My, how time flies! It seems like just the other day that I was photographing this little cutie’s newborn session. Now, six months later, Madeline (Maddy) is full of spunk and had us all laughing at her session!

My favorite thing about Maddy is her crooked little smile when she gets super excited—so cute! She was up for almost anything—except for one thing. TUMMY TIME. She was not a fan. Maddy just rolled over like, “Nope, not doing that!” We finally surrendered after getting one cute tush shot.:)

But Mom said she’ll do pretty much any other position, especially when she’s sleeping:

Maddy Pan is so funny when she sleeps. We often put her down in the crib in one direction, and then when we look at the monitor, she completely disappears, vanished! We often find her nestled in a corner outside the view of our monitor. Then a few hours later, she’ll be curled up on one side of the crib, and then she might put her hand over her face. She then rolls around and then may be on her back, her side, or her tummy. She may have about 50 positions as she sleeps through the night (yes she does sleep through the night now)!

It’s also very funny to wake her in the morning by flicking on the lights and see her entire body jolt like a bolt of lightning as the call of the morning awakes her. The look on her face is priceless, as if a middle-aged person awakes from a deep slumber, lips smacking, eyes fatigued, hands covered her face, and ultimately recognition of her parents—and then a smile!

Meredith & Jonathon, thank you so much for bringing little Maddy back to see me. She really is so full of life and spunk, and I loved getting to see how much she’s grown! I really look forward to seeing you all again.

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Thank you so much to Madeline’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for Phoenixville PA Child Photography, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

October 30, 2014 - 10:28 am

Alicia - Melissa, these are adorable. What a sweetie she is! I love the colors you chose for her session.

Baby Matilda, 7 days young | Havertown PA Newborn Photographer

I got to meet beautiful Matilda Clare just 7 days after she was born at Lankaneau Hospital. She’s absolutely precious—a gorgeous little girl with porcelain skin and amazing, full lips!:)I was looking forward to this session, and she was such a pleasure to photograph for sure!

Mom wanted some bold, strong jewel tones in purple. To be honest, I was a little reserved about it, since parents don’t often seem to care much for the deeper tones, and it was such a different pallet from my typical sessions. But now, I have to say, I love the gallery and the overall pallet—it just worked so well to give Mom exactly what she wanted. I couldn’t be happier with the results! And this little girl was already ticklish! I tried to use it to my advantage a few times and go some great smiles:)

This little girl is so amazing, and Mom called her a miracle:
Matilda was a blessing sent by God . . . and her brother, Callum, whom we tragically lost late term during his pregnancy. We know this to be true because we have come to find out that Matilda was actually conceived on his due date.

But recently, Mom and Dad were a blessing for me when I needed it. After they viewed their gallery, I received the most amazing feedback note. It was the kind of day that you just need an email like this in your inbox, and it came at the perfect time. (A little disclaimer: the “money shot” Mom is referring to was captured when Matilda was . . . less than kind to Mom—and her white shirt!)

Melissa . . . . I wish I had words! These are absolutely amazing! Everything I could have possibly wanted and have been imagining for oh so long now! You are so so talented. I mean the scale picture (or “money shot” as Matt calls it) with that smirk! Or the rug pictures?! And the orchid headband ones where Matilda looks like the little Faerie baby that she is?! I can’t even! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Again, thank you so much Melissa. We are simply thrilled.

Matthew & Maureen, thank you so much for bringing your gorgeous girl to me and allowing me to be part of this huge blessing in your life. And thank you for being a small blessing in my own life! I really hope to see your little family again soon.

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Thank you so much to Matilda’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Havertown PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Baby Nathan, 14 days young | Gilbertsville PA Newborn Photographer

I got to meet handsome little Nathan Morris 2 weeks after he was born at Phoenixville Hospital. He was so cute with these amazing, big cheeks! I couldn’t be happier with this session.

My favorite images from this session have to be the airplane ones. Nathan was such a great little sleeper for me, which was critical, since Mom and Dad were eying my large airplane. I haven’t used that prop in a while, so it was a real treat for me. And Nathan rocked that little plane, to his parents’ delight!

I also liked the pose where I wrapped him up like a little nugget—he looks just like a little package. Mom chose a pallet of navy and soft blue tones that complimented Nathan’s skin perfectly. What a handsome little man!

Mom told me about how they picked Nathan’s name, and it’s a wonderful story:
“It was a long road for us to have Nathan, and we couldn’t think of a more appropriate name. When we found out we were having a boy, it was then we named our little boy Nathan; it means ‘Gift from God.’ He is our angel.”

Robert & Karen, thank you for bringing your angel by to see me. He’s absolutely beautiful, and I truly hope to see him and to see you again soon.

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Thank you so much to Nathan’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Gilbertsville PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Baby Charlotte, 7 days young | Glenside PA Newborn Photographer

What a cutie! Charlotte Slade came to me 7 days after she was born at Abington Memorial Hospital, but even before that, I was excited to meet this little gal. Mom and Dad had already stopped by the studio before Charlotte was born to drop off Mom’s riding saddle to use in the newborn photos.

The day of the session, Charlotte was such a precious little bean! She was such a good sleeper, and we had an amazing session. She was also such a trooper when it came time to do pictures with the saddle. Mom REALLY wanted a very special image of her daughter with the saddle, so I had my fingers crossed that little Charlotte would cooperate with us. She was so good for us, and I’m in love with the end results!

The saddle image is a composite for baby safety (what a great keepsake!), and I know that’s a huge deal for Mom and Dad. Mom told me about getting the house safe for Charlotte:
When we found out we were pregnant, we thought it would be a good time to finish the upstairs renovations in our 95-year-old home. Everything had to be done—new walls, flooring, electrical, etc. Because I was pregnant, there were a ton of things I could no longer do. My parents came every Friday for months, driving 2 hours each way, to help tear down walls and scrape old paint. As we got closer to the end, it appeared we wouldn’t finish the last room, and George’s [Dad’s] parents came over every day for a week or two and did the entire room for us (from hanging sheet rock to painting trim). By the time Charlotte arrived, the entire upstairs was complete thanks to our parents. I felt so relieved knowing I would bring her home to a clean, safe home.

Jessica & George, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your lives and bringing Charlotte to come meet me. I’m so glad that we were able to get the images you wanted, and I look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

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Thank you so much to Charlotte’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Glenside PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!